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    filed under: Cheesecakes · Surprise Inside Cakes on June 18, 2014

    This Birthday Cheesecake is just plain fun!! Birthday Cheesecake RecipeBirthday Cheesecake

    This recipe is a little bit of everything I adore… cheesecake, Oreo crust, white chocolate, and sprinkles! But here’s the skinny: (Please note, that will be the only time I will use the word ‘skinny’ in reference to this recipe)

    My husband keeps telling me that the Oreo crust is too much!  Like in this neapolitan cheesecake.  Just stop with the Oreo crust he says! But I can’t.  I love it! However, he may have a small point in that the chocolate crust does compete with the delicate flavors of white chocolate and cream cheese (and strawberry in this case). I think a shortbread, graham cracker or vanilla cookie crust would all be really lovely with this cheesecake. White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake!I utilize Cool Whip as a topping, but you can certainly use heavy whipped cream and make your own.

    To make Homemade Whipped Cream: Start with cold heavy creamy and pour it into stand mixer with whisk attachment.  When the cream starts to thicken, add in sugar. (A good rule of thumb is 2 tablespoons of sugar for every cup of cream)  Continue beating until soft peaks occur. Don’t overbeat as you will then have butter. White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake The star of this show is definitely the sprinkles!  I added some into the cheesecake as well as on top.  They are so fun to look at and surely do bring a smile to anyone’s face.  Which is why I do what I do.  I am a SMILE MAKER darnit!

    White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake

        Ingredients

        • 1/4 c granulated sugar
        • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
        • 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature
        • 2 eggs
        • 4 oz white chocolate, melted and cooled
        • 1 c rainbow sprinkles, plus extra for garnish

        Instructions

        1. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in stand mixer until well blended.
        2. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended.
        3. Add chocolate; mix until just combined.
        4. Pour in sprinkles and fold into cheesecake batter with spatula.
        5. Pour over crust.
        6. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes at to an hour or until center is almost set.
        7. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
        8. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry.
        9. For the whipped cream I used a large closed star tip and piped out little billows.

        Recipe inspired by this recipe from Kraft. As I mentioned above, I used Oreo for the crust.  I use the pre-packaged crumbs, as seen in detail here.  Simply add 2 tablespoons melted butter to crumbs then press into springform pan.  I used an 8-inch springform pan for this recipe. White Chocolate Confetti Cheesecake!   As you can imagine, this was a huge hit with the kids.  They love the color and and fun that sprinkles bring!  Heck, so do I. If you like what you see on my blog, be sure to check out my new book, Surprise-Inside Cakes!

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        Comments

        This cheesecake is so fun! I made a funfetti cheesecake once and it’s one of my favorite things ever. I should have added an Oreo crust and whipped cream to it though!! I’ve never heard of anyone not liking an Oreo crust, haha. 🙂

        I love it – although to be fair I adore anything with sprinkles! I am going to try this with a almond shortbread crust.

        A must-make recipe… for so many reasons! Love this Amanda.

        I could live on cheesecake. My very favorite food group. 🙂 Love the sprinkles! Pinned!

        Cheesecake is my favorite dessert and I can see myself totally hoarding this one! It’s gorgeous and I can only imagine how amazing it tastes!! YUM!

        Best cheesecake EVER!

        I love everything about this cheesecake – crust, filling, all the whipped cream & sprinkles! So yummy looking!!

        Oh you can’t go wrong with an oreo crust in my book! This cheesecake looks divine! Just love the whipped cream on top!

        Wow. This is very pretty! I absolutely love the shot with the piece of caking being lifted up. Amazing!

        I am new to baking cheesecakes. Do you bake yours in a waterbath? I’ve seen recipes both ways. Why do some recipes with the same amount of cream cheese use a 9″ springform pan?

        Linda

        I’m thinking Golden Oreos crust. Oh, yeah!

        Deliciousness with added sprinkles…how fun is that!?!

        What size pan did you use? The cheesecake looks delish!

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